In expressing his opinions on a prince’s cruelty towards subjects on page 80, Machiavelli explicates that killing people is a permissible punishment because a son will forget about the murder of his father as long as his property is left untouched. However, later, on page 88, Machiavelli articulates that a prince must also refrain from attacking the honor of his subjects for fear of retribution. In killing every suitor, Odysseus assaults the honor of the noble houses of Ithaca. Massacring the sons of all the noble houses leaves Odysseus open to an uprising comprised of a coalition of the murdered suitors’ families as Odysseus realized when he orders that Penelope and Telemachus go with him to their farm to hide. In Machiavelli’s perspective, Odysseus acted rashly, in a fashion that inspires hatred, and leaves Odysseus venerable for an act of retaliation that has the potential to usurp his
Abominable action are executed by Scar, he murdered his own brother and king to seize his position as king; he also tried to murder his nephew Simba, the heir to the throne but failed and told him to run away. As a result, he became the king ruling the kingdom in with a lack of consciousness and ruthlessly s. Scar believed he was entitled to perform as he pleased; his behaviour was no longer the surviving behaviour to seize the position of king. There was a food and water shortage but he responded he would rather prefer death to come along to all of them in order to stay as king, in power of the whole kingdom. His main focus in life was being king and is above every other animal in the hierarchy and he behaved as he was not even concerned about his death but only his legitimate
Alexander Hamilton was perhaps the most volatile and contentious of the Founding Fathers. His upbringing played a significant role in how he responded to insults or perceived slights. Thomas Jefferson’s opposition to Hamilton is well documented, and analysis of their feud has been exhausted. Diametrically opposed, their views on the future of the country fueled the creation of political parties and led to the two men emerging as the figureheads of those respective parties.
He believed that princes must use violence to maintain power within their princedoms, which shows that Machiavelli saw political power and leaders as weak and unstable. He saw this as the Italian city-states fought for control over land. He also witnessed this as the Medici family lost power in Florence and the new ruler, Girolamo Savonarola, took over. Savonarola, a Dominican monk, was incredibly pious. He hosted the Bonfire of the Vanities and burned art, fashion, jewels, and other secular objects.
Once Brutus betrays his dear friend Caesar it causes all kinds of turmoil in Rome. One example of the turmoil it cause in Rome was it started a war between the conspirators and their followers and Antony and Octavius and his followers. This play just goes to show that your actions can cause a chain reaction because in the end both Brutus and Antony ended up dieing all because they killed Caesar in the beginning of the play and they had lost the
When Macduff came to get the king the next morning, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth pretended to be horrified that the guards would commit such a crime. Macbeth only became King because of his deceit and lies not because he deserved it. The story of Macbeth goes to show how flawed and prideful people can be. All Macbeth did was harm and lie to people for his personal gain.
He would manipulate the citizens in order to acquire more power and he would destroy their fields and cities when he could not get his way, all the while being safely protected by guards. Whether the legend is true or not, it explains a frustration that the people had with the Tarquins who had become horribly corrupt. The act of rape for the attacker is all about power and conquest. The assailant seeks to feel superior, and that is only heightened with rejection. The kings of the fifth century, when the legend takes place, were horrible corrupt and abused their power to gain new lands.
By emanating falsifying records, Big Brother is looked upon by many people. The party controls the past: “He controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past” (Orwell 34). The Party changes what is taught in history to make themselves look better. Living in a totalitarian government, they have the power to re-write history books to depict themselves in a good, reliable state, so they can maintain supremacy.
Lady Macbeth’s constant questioning of his manhood early on lead to an even greater amount of pressure on Macbeth to gain power through any means necessary. As stated by 19th century English writer Lord Acton, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Macbeth starts as a man who has been praised for murder he committed on the battlefield and soon becomes the very enemy he originally fought against by rebelling against higher power. With his inherited power Macbeth gains the access to do whatever he wants with those who oppose him.
Macbeth is telling the murders that they need to kill Banquo and Fleance because they will interfere with his plans. He has to hide his real plans away from everybody else. In conclusion, Macbeth is a cruel and wicked person because he has killed the king and needs other people to go kill Banquo and Fleance so he could hide his real
In the book, “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli, he talks about how to maintain and capture a state. He also describes that you should encourage violence in your government in order to succeed. Machiavelli’s reasoning in Chapter 5 is that violence is the more efficient and effective way to conquer countries because its gets the job done easier and puts fear in the people eyes. For example, Machiavelli writes, … “in truth there is no safe way to retain them otherwise than by ruining them.” This quote goes back to his reasoning that in order to achieve your goal, you have to destroy whatever stands in its way.
Why has Machiavelli name synonymous with evil? There are several reasons and all can be found in the book, The Prince, by Machiavelli. The Prince is an interpretation of how Machiavelli believes one should live their lives and accomplish their goals. One can achieve their answer to the question through the evaluation of Machiavelli on the religion of Christianity and Machiavelli on Classical Thought. Some often perceived Machiavelli’s teachings as evil, but Machiavelli thought otherwise.